For years I’ve planted tulips along the path to my garden house.
I’ve chosen to cluster them all there
Rather than dotting them around the garden
The effect is quite good.
Even dramatic in a good year.
I’ve also hosted many spring parties in my garden
But I’ve never gotten the two events coordinated.
Until this year.
Back in January we began planning a bridal shower for my friend Gay’s daughter.
The best day was last Saturday, April 20th.
Gay asked if my tulips would still be blooming.
No chance I replied.
I’ve never known tulips to last that long.
Now this is the latest and coolest spring I can remember.
In fact, there is yet another freeze predicted for next week.
So the tulips began to bloom.
And bloom and bloom.
They have lived through no less than 4 overnight freezes
Including one complete with ICE!
They’ve just kept on keeping on.
Flushed with sunlight
And backed with still blooming Redbud trees.
Yesterday they really strutted their stuff.
Which only means one thing.
I want to plant more next year!
PS: Hopefully after the final “last freeze” next week we’ll get to really dig in and start gardening!